Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:32 am

10:28 am
Ess started eating again a couple of minutes ago. Dee hasn't had as much practice at sneaking in and grabbing food as Ess - but it looked to me as if she was thinking about giving it a try - and I think Ess thought so as well, as she went back to a mantle when Dee got near.
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Dee has now backed off, and Ess is working on her meal (I think another small bird).
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10:45 am
I got distracted, but I think Ess got most of this, and Dee did manage to grab a few bites. Meal is over, Ess has moved out to the East perch, and Dee is still checking for leftovers.


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Dee left shortly after my last post; Ess went to the high perch, and mostly stayed there and on the little branch beside it until noon, when she also flew off.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:43 pm

Dee flew into the nest around 12:20 and lay down for a while (and did some calling); she then moved to the east perch briefly, then hopped back to the nest and flew off at 12:29 pm.

It's now 1:43 pm, and I haven't noticed any other visits.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:35 pm

One of the fledglings arrived at the nest at 2:32 pm - I think this is Dee - and she has a bit of fluffy down stuck to her beak. Checking the South cam, she appeared to drop straight down from some branch over the center of the nest.
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:vid: Dee Drops In (20 seconds)


After a couple of minutes, she ended up lying down on the nest. She stayed there until 2:51, when she went to the upper perch.

A moment later, Sur (I think) arrived with a fish.
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And left in a hurry when Dee jumped down.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Continuing....

Dee made good progress with her fish and appeared to be ready to swallow the last bit at 3:07 pm
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When she apparently saw someone approaching and dropped the last bit to start calling out
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The large bird (probably Ess or maybe one of the adults) was on a course to land at the top of the tree, but I'm not sure if they did.

Dee continued to look up and call out for a while, while standing protectively on her bit of remaining fish (doesn't she look fierce?).
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At 3:23 pm she returned to eating her fish, and swallowed the tail in a couple of big gulps. She headed up to the high perch at 3:26, then moved to the smaller branch sticking up beside it, and flew off at 3:30 pm.


It's now 3:49 pm, and I haven't seen any additional visits.


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6 pm
I’ve been watching much of the time since my last post and didn’t see any visits, though I heard some calls.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 am

Good early Morning Judy and all .. thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 am

Good very early morning, Bev and nightowl!

4 am
I'm rebooting North - since it's not giving us an option for even pixelated views on the dvr, that seems the best thing to do. Hopefully it will behave for a while and we'll be able to see if anyone visits as it's getting light.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:20 am

Good morning, everyone! It's been a busy morning, with a couple of adult visits and both fledglings stopping by, though I've only been watching on my little iPad's little screen, so don't know the details yet.

from the dvr....

One of the eaglets landed on the nest at 5:14 am, looked around a bit, then hopped off to the east perch. I haven't had a good look yet, but am thinking this is Dee. She went up to the high perch, then back to the nest.

Here's a shot of her tail.
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At 5:21 an adult arrived, I think Res based on the white stripe, with what looked like a piece of flounder. I noticed that Res was carrying the fish in her right foot when she flew in, and while she might have been putting more weight on her left leg, the right one seemed fully functional.
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:vid: Res Delivers (28 seconds)


Around 5:29 am, the second fledgling arrived - you can see her flying behind the tree, and then she apparently circled behind the south cam tree, and flew across the nest from the left to land on the slanted trunk.
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:vid: Ess Arrives! (30 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 am

continuing....

Ess waited patiently for a while, then made a few attempts to grab what was left.
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And she eventually succeeded
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And I think maybe Dee got it back once, then Ess got it. They are fun to watch - and I love how they are using their wings to fend each other off - this may need a video....

:vid: Dance of the Fledglings (70 seconds)


At 5:57 am, Dee went to the little perch, then up to the high perch; Ess joined her a few minutes later. Note that Dee has her back to the cam, and is showing her rounded tail.
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Dee flew off at 6:15, and Ess flew off at 6:21.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 am

Continuing....

I'm pretty sure it was Mom Res who arrived with something yucky at 6:36 am. And I haven't figured which eaglet arrived afterwards - but she clearly demonstrated that she has the lung capacity to fly while screeching at the top of her lungs!
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6:44 am
It was Dee (on the far side) who was there - I saw Ess's tail feathers when she just landed.
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Ess is busy grabbing big chunks of the stuff and gobbling it down. Dee did get most of the first delivery, so it makes sense that Ess is hungrier now.

Dee went up to the upper perch at 6:49 am, while Ess continued to eat. Ess moved off to a perch at 6:54, and Dee had flown off at some point.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 am

Continuing....

I think this is Ess checking out the perches on the left/West side of the nest. She disappeared behind the tree trunk at 7:51.
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One of the fledglings arrived at the nest at 8:20 am; cam was pixelating, but I think Ess had been on the perch the whole time, so it's likely her - and I think I've seen her tail feather fringe while she continues to work on the seal placenta or whatever the second delivery was - though it's too fast to get a good picture.

The second fledgling arrived back on the nest at 8:28, flying in from the left/west (South cam view). After a moment Dee checked out the leftovers (Ess had walked away at that point).

Not sure when Dee left; Ess laid down in the nest and was there at 8:41 am; she left at 8:43.


I haven't seen any activity since then. It's now 9:13 am, I've rebooted the North cam (though it didn't clear the dvr), and the nest is empty.

I'm away from the computer for a while - time for lunch here, and afternoon errands to run.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:23 am

Good morning to all, Judy that was a very cute video of the chicks using their wings, they are really funny now. Who would think an eagle could be funny?
Morning Nightowl and thank you for the weather forecast.

Morning gemini

It's another cool and rainy one here today and that is good for keeping the forest fires down so I'm not at all unhappy.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Better late than never?
I caught this yesterday morning and just hadn't got around to it until recently.
A parent brings breakfast to the nest. Dee aggressively pushes the parent off and takes over the breakfast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0sehORu6iI

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:52 pm

Last night:

I checked back to 6:00 pm (JudyB's last post) when I got home last night and believe it or not at 6:01 an eaglet came flying in! I haven't had time to edit what I recorded yet but will get to it eventually! (well not quite true, I spent an hour working on it and when I played it back, discovered I managed to mess it up - don't know what I did but I did!) so..... eventually!

In the meantime, suffice it to say, the eaglet (I think Dee!) hung around for awhile and then left. There were no further visits but I believe both eaglets were probably in the upper branches of the nest tree all night! (when I get the video finished you'll see why I think that!)

Back to now, 2:30 pm:

At 10:45 am this morning (I checked back to 9:15 am) We had a visit from one of the eaglets. Will deal with the video after I finish the first one - if you can't wait for the video you can check the DVR at 10:45 this am for the visit - nothing that I could see after that!


Meahwhile a teaser - can you find the second eaglet?
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Sorry I have to go out for a bit - back later I hope. Bye for now!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:51 am

Good Morning Judy , gemini and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here !

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 am

Good morning, everyone!

A quick look back shows that both were on the nest around 6:30 pm yesterday.


It's now 4:58 am and I'm rebooting the North cam, then off to breakfast.

Dee is on the nest after an interesting approach
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:vid: Does Dee Need More Coffee? (46 seconds)

(watch the top of the screen at the beginning - she's really graceful in flight!)


I did get a closeup of her tail while I was in the cam to do the reboot, but apparently forgot to take a screenshot. Back after coffee....

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 am

Checking the dvr....

Ess joined Dee on the nest around 5:15 am, and then spent some time pecking at each other.
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After a bit they went up to the perches.

An adult (I think Res) arrived at the nest at 5:27 am with a fairly large bird.
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And this is interesting - when I switched to the South/wide view, I realized that one after the other the chicks flew off the branches and over to the left at 5:26 am so they saw her with food and likely went to her, and one of them followed Mom Res back to the nest when she brought the food, arriving just a few seconds after her. I haven't had a good look at the tail of the one on the nest with the food - and am not hearing the other one calling.

I'm thinking this is Dee.
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Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 am

continuing....

At 5:36 am, Dee started calling, and a moment later an adult arrived with a second bird. And a moment later, the second eaglet arrived (though I can's see the white on her tail either). Initially Dee managed to grab the new bird while partly standing on the earlier one. I think this delivery was by Sur - thought I saw the black spot on his tail on the South cam.
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:vid: Two Meals - and Two Fledglings (1 min)


I finally was able to see the tail of the second fledgling clearly and confirmed it was Ess; I'd suspected as much because Dee pretty much put Ess into submission when she arrived - and it's rare for Ess to try that, and more rare for Ess to succeed; Ess still reacts as a younger chick. And Ess used her younger-chick skills; she waited for a minute, then moved to the other side of the nest and grabbed the first bird out from under Dee, who was focused on the second bird. So now they each have some.
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There was a little spat at 5:44 am - Dee decided to move her meal to the other side of the nest, and Ess maybe thought the movement was a threat to her meal and went after Dee? I checked on the other cam, and Dee still has her meal at the end - it's just out of sight from the North cam.

:vid: Food Fight (45 seconds)


And Dad brought another meal at 6:05 am; I have no idea what it was. I think Dee may have got it, and I think Ess may have taken advantage of the confusion to grab Dee's bird. Dad Sur also showed the fledglings another potential perch (upper left).
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:vid: Busy Morning (1 min)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 am

It's now almost 9 am - and I'm only up to 6 am on the dvr, though I think things did quiet down eventually.

I need to take a break, and will try to check out the rest of the morning activity later.


This is from 7:37 am, when they had apparently finally stopped eating, and spent some time sitting side by side on one of the new (to them) perches, on the left or West side of the nest:
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It's 8:55 am, and the nest and the perches I can see are all empty.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 am

Good morning everyone, I love the video Judy and yes, Dee is most graceful in flight, I noticed both Dee and Ess were chomping down on that bird this morning, Ess went in for the steal and was able to get some. They both looked really hungry as they tore it apart and ate greedily. I would be interested to know if they get food while they are away from the nest?


Thank you nightowl for the weather forecast again today.

It has been an interesting morning for sure. :)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:38 am

10:33 am
Came back to the computer to see both fledglings on the nest eating. North cam is pixelated, so I took this from the zoomer link - Ess is on the left.
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My fingers need a longer break before I type any more - will try for a recap in a while, but if we don't get around to that, I think both chicks have been well-fed so far today - and both are working on the skills they'll use when they leave their home territory and hang out with other eagles on the salmon runs.


An adult visited at 10:25 - not sure who or if they brought food.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:07 am

Take it easy on your fingers Judy. :yes: Off to get my hair done..TG!

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Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am

Thanks, Beth!

11:41 am
Ess(?) is sleeping on the nest, and Dee(?) is on the east perch; they've been there for a while, and at least one of them is calling occasionally.
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Post by gemini » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Finally, the promised video of the 6:03 pm visit on Wednesday evening! I haven't been home long enough to get it done but it was worth doing, IMHO - even the second time (my editor didn't record the second part, so had to edit it all over again -all 27 minutes of it! - which is why it's in two parts instead of one.)

This is kind of long but is fun to watch!

Be sure to keep an eye on the upper right third for the mysterious moving leaves as you watch Dee go through her paces.
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:vid: What an eaglet does when it's doing nothing or when a deserted tree is not deserted! Part 1 (8:17)


:vid: What an eaglet does when it's doing nothing or when a deserted tree is not deserted! Part 2 (2:27)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanks for the videos, gemini - looking forward to watching them tomorrow.

I took a really quick look and didn't see any activity, though I am hearing one of the fledglings calling - which doesn't necessarily mean they're that hungry - just that it's the eagle way to always want more! :love:


Time for me to say goodnight, all. I wouldn't be surprised if there was an evening visit - but night comes earlier on the east coast, so please post if you see any activity. Thanks!

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 pm

Good night everyone, really tired today..going to bed..see you tomorrow. :offtobed:

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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:16 am

Good Morning everyone ! Thanks nightowl for starting the day here !

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 am

Good morning everyone,

Just one visit last night that I could see (went back to 5:00 pm) around 9:00 pm - not sure which eaglet - she foraged for a snack but didn't find anything worthwhile. She then flew to the branch and took off at about 9:11pm.
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